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Tree Demossing | Spanish Moss Removal

McCullough Tree Service

Expert Spanish Moss Removal Service in Orlando

Are you struggling with the unsightly presence of Spanish moss on your trees in Central Florida?

Look no further! Our team of tree care specialists is here to safely and efficiently remove Spanish moss from your oak trees, large trees, young trees, and other host plants. Say goodbye to hanging Spanish moss and hello to a healthier, more beautiful landscape.

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Tree Demossing

The Spanish Moss Removal Experts You Can Trust

Spanish moss, also known as Florida moss, can take over your trees and surrounding landscape, affecting their health and appearance. Don’t let it ruin the natural beauty of your property. Our tree professionals specialize in removing moss to ensure the longevity and vitality of your trees and other plants.

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Remove Spanish Moss Now in Central Florida


Tree demossing is just what it sounds like. It involves climbing a tree and removing the moss that’s on it. In Florida, the main mosses that we remove are Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides). Heavy moss can shade leaves and slow the growth of a tree. Spanish moss is not only unsightly, but it can also weigh down a tree, breaking branches. 

One key factor that hinders your tree growth is that if the moss becomes too broad, preventing light from reaching other parts of your tree and not giving sunlight to other leaves, your tree can become unhealthy. 

One of the (if not the only) essential things to remember about tree health are leaves, leaves, and leaves. Mosses can hinder leaf growth, which is not good for your tree’s health. 

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Safely Remove and Kill Spanish Moss

Tired of battling Spanish moss-covered branches? We have the expertise to safely remove moss while addressing the root of the problem—killing Spanish moss for good. Our professional removal techniques guarantee as much moss removal as possible, ensuring your trees’ well-being.

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What is Spanish Moss?


Spanish Moss isn’t moss, after all. In fact, it is a bromeliad and in the same family as succulent plants and pineapples. Though you wouldn’t be caught adding Spanish moss to your work desk or on a pizza, it’s not completely detrimental to the health of your tree. 

Despite common misconceptions, Spanish moss is not from Spain, its origins span from South America into the US and Caribbean. Another common misconception is that Spanish moss is a parasite; it is not. It’s an epiphyte. The plant, in fact, thrives on rain, fog, sunlight, and airborne dust and debris. What makes Spanish moss harmful to trees is: 

  • Weight 
  • Lack of sunlight on other branches 

Many mosses may not be detrimental to the health of your tree, but when too much of it starts clinging to branches, it can weigh down your tree—which can cause potential damage to your tree and your home. This is why at McCullough Tree Service we offer tree demossing

We will determine the process based on: 

  • The health of the tree
  • Moss substantiality
  • Your needs
  • Tree strength 
  • Tree type

We offer a wide range of demossing solutions for your trees. 

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Why Do You Need To Remove Moss on Trees?

Preserving the Health of Your Trees

Spanish moss can harm your host trees and other plants by blocking sunlight, impeding nutrient absorption, and weakening tree limbs. Our tree care specialists are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of your trees, providing you with a moss-free environment that allows your trees to thrive.

Tree Demossing Professionals in Orlando


At McCullough Tree Service, we are professional demossers. Killing Spanish moss should be done by a certified arborist at Orlando (luckily, we happen to have 3 on staff). Demossing, done poorly, can defoliate a fair amount of leaves from the tree. The key to tree health is the amble leaf population.

In fact, it’s estimated as much as 30 to 60 percent of foliage can be lost if done incorrectly. That’s why it’s important to have a tree doctor on call. 

Our goal is to leave the foliage on the tree intact when removing Spanish moss. We also emphasize the importance of proper tree maintenance and care. A healthy tree tends to self-manage moss populations. 

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Residential and Commercial Tree Demossing


Why Choose Our Spanish Moss Removal Service?

Central Florida’s Leading Tree Experts: We specialize in Spanish moss removal, understanding the unique challenges posed by this invasive plant.

As a family-owned tree company, we make sure that we offer reliable demossing services to both residential and commercial properties. We offer individual service that helps foster strong relationships with our customers, and that ensures the best horticulture services.

We are a team of professionals dedicated to changing the horticulture industry. We seek to bring the best tree services to our clients such as:

Contact us today to get started on a journey that will refresh your lawn. 


How do I know if I need to remove Spanish moss from my trees?

If you see Spanish moss on your trees, it’s a good idea to have it removed. Spanish moss can block sunlight from reaching the leaves, which can weaken the tree.

What are the benefits of removing Spanish moss?

Removing Spanish moss can improve the health and appearance of your trees. It can also make your trees less susceptible to pests and diseases.

How much does it cost to remove Spanish moss?

The cost of removing Spanish moss will vary depending on the size and number of trees, as well as the severity of the problem. McCullough Tree Service offers a free quote, so you can get an accurate estimate of the cost before you commit to the service.

What are the risks of removing Spanish moss myself?

There are a few risks associated with removing Spanish moss yourself. First, it can be difficult to reach the moss, especially on tall trees. Second, if you’re not careful, you can damage the trees.

How can I find a qualified Spanish moss removal service near me?

To find a qualified Spanish moss removal service in Florida, you can ask your friends and family for recommendations, or you can search online. You can call McCullough Tree Service for a free estimate.

Who is the best Spanish moss removal company near me?

McCullough Tree Service is the best Spanish moss removal company near Central Florida. We offer a free quote, and we’re fully licensed and insured.

How to kill Spanish moss?

There are a few ways to kill Spanish moss, but the most effective way is to hire a professional service. McCullough Tree Service has the experience and equipment to safely and effectively remove Spanish moss from your trees.

How to get rid of ball moss on oak trees?

The best way to get rid of ball moss on oak trees is to have it removed by a professional service. McCullough Tree Service can safely and effectively remove ball moss from your oak trees.

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